The Mustang’s found a UK market…
"We know our competitors have got right-hand drives coming over here, and are watching that. Are their sales really a success for them? Or a one-year wonder?”
Tell us about the new ZL1.
"We’re gonna be announcing some numbers over the summer, and I think it’s gonna be staggering for a lot of people what this car is capable of.
"We just announced our horsepower in the last couple of days. We wait as long as possible just in case there are any last tweaks we can do to get one more horsepower out of it”.
We’d wager the LT4’s 650bhp final figure will do just fine, being 70bhp up on the old LSA which with the sixth-generation car’s 100kg less weight (now it weighs 1770kg) means this is undoubtedly the fastest road going Camaro ever made.
The old car could crack 62 in just over four seconds so the new ZL1’s performance is clearly going to be spectacular. On its runs at FoS in the First Glance category the car certainly got nice and smokey and looked properly angry on its way up the hill.
Does the big-capacity V8 have a future?
"We’re gonna push to keep the V8 as long as we can. Personally I’ll fight for V8s all day long… this is my second generation as the chief and I like to think that while I have the keys to the store, V8s will live on”.